Today’s Knitting Blog Week post is about reflecting on past projects and where they are now.
Considering I only have two completed projects to talk about, and the time since their completion really isn’t that long, I had a look at the “Wild Card” topic to post about. It was all about embellishments – added buttons, patterns, etc. Thing is – I’m kind of obsessive about clean design, and this translates into my knitting. Anything superfluous must be removed – and so I felt that would be an even less appropriate post topic for me to cover.
So, I’ll just keep this one brief.
Project #1: Just Enough Ruffles Scarf
This is doing all right. This is a photo of it now (compared to the previous posts which showed it when it was first made). I had been told the yarn wouldn’t stand up to wear, and I am beginning to see why (already). It seems to feel loose in my hands, a little on the delicate side, which was not really what I was expecting from the yarn. Perhaps I knit the scarf up too loosely. However, it’s still fully in tact and wearable. I will have to handwash it and be very gentle with it when I leave it to dry. But other than that, it seems to be fine.
Project #2: Chunky Bliss Scarf
I asked my dad if he’d do an interview for this post. Here are my questions, and his responses. I’ve also included a photo of the scarf now, after a harsh winter of wearing.
- How often did you wear the scarf this winter?Every day – every time I went out, sometimes several times a day. Sometimes I have used it to sit on when sitting on cold metal chairs indoors – makes a lovely, warm cushion.
- How well do you find the scarf has held up through this wear?It’s fabulous. As far as I can tell it has not changed since I got it.
- How has the colour held up?
The colour is fine. I have not stained it, nor washed it.
Well, I’m glad to hear that. Looking at the photo of it, it seems to be beginning to pill a little, as you can see the edges are becoming a bit fuzzy. But it’s not that bad, and as long as it’s still soft, that’s all that matters.
And that’s it for today’s post!